NATS-167-22 - Lecturer in Sports Science and Performance Analysis

University of Kent

United Kingdom

October 7, 2022


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Lecturer in Sports Science and Performance Analysis School of Sport and Exercise Sciences Location: Canterbury

Salary: £36,386 to £50,300 Grade: Grade 7 Academic to Grade 8 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Tuesday 06 September 2022 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 07 October 2022 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: NATS-167-22

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences (SSES) is seeking to appoint an innovative and engaging Lecturer, with expertise in Performance Analysis, to join their academic team. We are looking for individuals with experience of contemporary performance analysis methods in teaching and/or research and/or applied practice.

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is a leading department for the study of sport that is friendly, dynamic and innovative. The School is now on the Canterbury Campus (since September 2021, having been based in Medway before this). The school's undergraduate programmes consist of three BSc (Hons) programmes: Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Sport and Exercise for Health; The School has a vibrant postgraduate community including MSc by Research and PhD programmes. We also offer the University's first professional doctorate programme designed for experienced practitioners, in the Sport, Exercise and Health professions. The School boasts a range of cutting-edge equipment used in research and/or teaching activities, as well as close proximity to the main university sport and recreation facilities. We also have good links with sports teams and organisations, both within the University and beyond (such as professional and semi-professional sports clubs), and with local authorities, local sports teams, and schools. We work with the University's Sport and Recreation department (Kent Sport), and are close to the training and competition venues for many of the University teams, providing further opportunities for the successful candidate to develop these links further, within their area of expertise. As the School of Sport and Exercises Sciences forms part of a wider Division of Natural Sciences, there are excellent opportunities for collaboration with groups across the areas of Biosciences, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Physics, Pharmacy, and the recently formed Medical School, as well as other schools based on the Canterbury campus (such as Psychology, Computing, and Engineering).

As Lecturer in Sports Science/Performance Analysis you will:

  • Deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality, student-centred taught programmes
  • Deliver high quality teaching as a member of the SSES teaching team within a suite of well-established programmes of study (with the assistance of a mentor if required).
  • Undertake research, independently and collaboratively.
  • To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a PhD (or be close to completion) or evidence of significant and relevant professional practice experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. supporting performance in high-level sport).
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established teaching programmes in SSES.
  • The Canterbury Campus is a friendly, well-equipped campus in a desirable location, with excellent schools and a wealth of cultural links and transport connections.

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources team on: quoting reference: NATS-167-22

    We particularly welcome applications from female and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area Further details: Job Description Additional Information

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    Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

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    The University of Kent (formerly referred to as the University of Kent at Canterbury) is a well-known semi-collegiate public research university which is based in Kent in the United Kingdom. It was established in the year 1965 and is recognized...